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As the U.S. continues to deal with the aftermath of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, executives at the failed bank are facing growing calls for clawbacks. A clawback is a clause that requires a worker to return money already paid by an employer in the event of fraud or misconduct. According to several reports, days before the chaos ensued, SVB paid its employees annual bonuses, while CEO Greg Becker cashed out over $2 million worth of the bank stocks. Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, joined Brad Smith and Julie Hyman to discuss the bank collapse. "It really is important that we find ways to claw back proceeds, because people who are responsible for decisions that collapsed a bank should not be able to make profits or get compensation from that bank," he says. "Certainly not in close proximity to the time that it went under," he adds.The Senator emphasized that although emergency measures were taken, this move by the government was not a bailout. "This is not 2008, when there was a bailout of the banks. This was a very different response," he says. Watch the entire interview here. Key Video Moments 00:00:50: Compensation clawbacks 00:01:20: Importance of clawbacks
As the first quarter of 2023 comes to a close, we asked 4 CEOs what they expect to see in Q2. The chief executives of WeWork (WE), Trex Co. (TREX), Santander (SAN), and the incoming CEO of Lyft (LYFT), all joined Yahoo Finance to share their outlook for the coming quarter. Santander U.S. CEO Tim Wennes told Yahoo Finance LIVE, “the consumer is resilient today. We've still seen consumer spending holding up. We've seen continued activity in terms of borrowing, but there's a lot of uncertainty.” You can find full video interviews below: 'Efficiency is in the air': Incoming Lyft CEO WeWork: ‘This is our moment,’ CEO says U.S. housing market: The ‘higher-end consumer is still very active,’ Trex CEO says Trust, confidence ‘impacted’ by U.S. banking crisis, Santander CEO says
Blue chip stocks can be an excellent source of stability for your portfolio because they're established companies with recognizable brands and track records of success. During difficult market conditions, blue chip stocks often hold up quite well. In recent weeks, the fall of SVB Financial and Signature Bank have dragged down the entire financial sector.